Yield: 6 half-pint jars
3 cups packed fresh mint leaves of choice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 cups organic apple juice
1/3 cup Cr. de Menthe liqueur
1 package Low Sugar SureJell® or Bell® powdered pectin
7 individual packets Splenda®
||Remove leaves from stems by pulling them off backward away from the root base. Wash well in cold water.
||Toss with the lemon juice.
||Pulverize in a food processor or chop fine by hand.
||Combine with the apple juice in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook three minutes longer.
||Stir in the Cr. de Menthe.
||Stir in the pectin, a little at a time, to avoid lumps. Bring to a boil, stirring.
||Add the Splenda® all at once, stirring. Bring to a complete boil. Boil, stirring, exactly 1 minute.
||Remove from the heat and fill the sterilized jars as directed on the pectin package.